Arkansas CPA Requirements

Arkansas CPA Requirements

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Arkansas CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: Dependent on Degree Held

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: 30 upper level hours in ACCT or 20 graduate hours in ACCT or a combo of both. Must complete additional 30 hrs within 3 years of passing the last section of the exam

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship not required

Minimum Age: None

Additional Requirements:  It is not necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state

Social Security Requirement: Yes

Education Requirement: 150 semester hours 

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1 year experience through employment in government, industry, academia, or public practice 

Ethics Exam: None

Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy
101 East Capitol, Suite 450
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501-682-1520

Fax: 501-682-5538

Initial Application Fees $50
AUD $195.35
BEC $176.25
FAR $195.35
REG $176.25
Total $793.20

     *Re-examination application fee varies